Who loves this?
Schools, education professionals, government organisations, and parents
Client: Humpybong State School
Services: 2 Way SMS and SMS Reminders
Humpybong State School needed to find a fast, reliable, and efficient way of communicating with parents. They wanted a platform which they could use to notify parents of important events, student attendance, and to also have the option of replying back to these updates.
Recommended SMS Services
- New grades or report cards
- Closure alerts - weather / safety / construction
- Important or urgent announcements
- Tally votes via SMS for talent shows, science fairs, cafeteria menu items, student body representatives, team awards (MVP), and other skilled competitions
- Use text-in keywords to manage contest entries
- Have parents or students RSVP to an event via SMS (Game day, sports day, family day, talent show, or school play)
- This works for any occasion such as a field trip, parent teacher meeting, sports day, or any other special event
- Raise money via SMS (Australia only)
- You create unique SMS keywords which is linked to a master fundraising campaign. Multiple fundraising groups can be created at one time. For more details, click here.
Security and Identification
- Use two factor authentication to add an extra level of security for students accessing their grades
Two Way Communication
- Allow parents and teachers to stay in touch through 2 way SMS
- Multiple chat groups can also be created to allow parents in the same program to communicate with each another
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According to Unbounce, the median conversion benchmark in the higher education industry is 2.6%. Your company is in the 90% percentile if you have an open rate of 9.3%+. See the chart below for more industry data.
- 42.1% of marketers in the education industry have at least one page that converts less than 1.1%.
- Marketers in the travel industry saw an average of 1,734 missed conversions
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